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The ultimate reel-to-reel tape is the latest retro-trend for audiophiles, it has a greatest dynamic range, is capable of producing extraordinary sound for the treble and bass and there is less signal processing which is the enemy of a hi-fi extraordinaire. Listening to music on reel-to-reel tape will allow you to discover details in the music you were never able to hear before.

The audio reel tape is now making a comeback in the world of music. As the highest quality medium for analogue recording and playback, magnetic tape technology has not only returned: after more than 30 years during which the technology was almost completely displaced by digital technology, it is now receiving the appreciation it deserves thanks to a small group of enthusiasts who are keeping it alive.

As a result, this technology occupies a whole new, special place among the various sound recording formats. For enthusiasts and audiophiles, this evolution is long overdue and is considered the analogue sound source par excellence - Long Live Analog and Music On Audio Tape!

The multi-award-winner 2xHD label is reputed as one of the world’s finest producers of audiophile albums on reel-to-reel tape. Analogue audio tapes offer a warm, rich, immersive listening experience to make you feel as if you’re in the studio, sitting right next to the recording artist. 2XHD Fusion reel-to-reel tape recordings are sourced from first-generation analogue recordings without any digital corruption. The mastering transfer chain is as short and pure as possible using the best OCC silver cables and high-end vacuum tube electronics professionally customised to get the most transparent and realistic reproduction available today. Each reel-to-reel tape release is treated with individual attention to the choice of analogue equipment. 2XHD is an accurate musical mastering system, earning recognition from peers and specialized trade media around the world. Feel The Warmth!

The Deluxe editions by 2xHD Fusion include Two SM900 premium high-output studio audio tapes recorded at 15IPS in CCIR Or in NAB, on two balanced metal audiophile reels manufactured by Feinwerktechnik Allgäu in Germany.

A World Of Music At Your Fingertips: The 2xHD proprietary mastering provides a unique listening experience as the process digs deep in original recordings to bring out all hidden information, without altering the music in any way, uncovering and bringing out nuances, warmth, depth of field and even the air around the musicians.

AAA Quality Reel Tape Recordings: Analogue Components Only from The Original Master Tapes. Pure analogue transfer from the original master tape - The entire tape mastering analogue domain chain was kept analogue from start to finish. There are no compression or limiters used. Audiotapes from 2xHD guarantee that ultimate quality is preserved from the original master in contrast to LP vinyl, CDs or other formats. Exceptional Audiophile Analogue Sound - Master Quality Reel To Reel Recording On RTM SM900 Tape.

Sound experience: All 2xHD audiotapes are from the original master and transfer in the analogue domain using a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired from the playback head. In the high-end audio world, René has carved out a reputation for the definition of excellence and uses his knowledge and unfailing instinct to match various audio components to create the best all-encompassing sound experience.

Alchemy Tape Mastering: These tapes are the best pure AAA sound copy master tapes you will hear. Audiophile quality microphone designer and 40 times winner of "Best sound in the show" at high-end audio equipment conventions, Laflamme uses his knowledge and unfailing instinct to match various audio components to create the best all-encompassing sound experience. The exclusive 2xHD system is the fruit of Laflamme's total experience and imagination.

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Oscar's Motet Choir - Cantate Domino

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Cantate Domino Tape

Oscar's Motet Choir - Cantate Domino

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Recorded in 1976 by the Swedish label Proprius, Cantate Domino is quite clearly a Christmas album. The analogue tape starts with Enrico Bossi's "Cantate Domino" for choir, organ, trumpets and trombones. A wonderful piece with a stunning organ introduction. Included are also works by Handel, Otto Olsson, Adam and some Swedish folk songs.

One of the best-selling records on Proprius ever - now on SM900 produced on Nagra T-Audio Analogue Tape Recorder by 2xHD Fusion. Recorded by legendary sound engineer Bertil Alving in 1976, the album is widely regarded as one of the greatest audiophile masterpieces ever recorded. Opening with Enrico Bossi’s “Cantate Domino” for choir, organ, trumpets and trombones, the choral album includes several Swedish folk songs as well as pieces by Handel, Otto Olsson, and others. A famous reference record, now with analogue sound quality, enjoy Christmas with Cantate Domino.

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Label: 2xHD - 2XHDNS-TB1235
Format: 2xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, CCIR Or NAB Equalization
Price: $995.00 USD + Shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Nagra: 70th Year Anniversary Collection Tape

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The Nagra 70th Anniversary Tape

Nagra: 70th Year Anniversary Collection Tape

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The Swiss company is celebrating its 70th anniversary in style with a limited edition product. An essential album for audiophiles: Mastered at 2xHD Fusion on Nagra equipment, the deluxe set is pure analogue from original master tapes.

It feature tracks from Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong, Monty Alexander and Buddy Tate along with some amazing audiophile tracks recorded on the legendary Nagra IV-S tape machine. On Two SM900 reel audio tape. Recording Format: Analogue. The 2xHD proprietary mastering provides a unique listening experience as the process digs deep in original recordings to bring out all hidden information, without altering the music in any way, uncovering and bringing out nuances, warmth, depth of field and even the air around the musicians.

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Label: 2XHDFT-T1223
Format: 2xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, CCIR Or NAB Equalization
Price: $995.00 USD + Shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Arne Domnérus – Jazz At The Pawnshop

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Arne Domnérus – Jazz At The Pawnshop

Arne Domnérus – Jazz At The Pawnshop

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Most audiophiles all over the world should have already been in possession of at least one version of it. The recording’s musical artistry and sonic excellence have few peers, and this tape recording has come out in its unprecedented musical glory! Give yourself a justifiable treat of an experience as you’ll be able to listen so many details that you will feel like you are there, it’s A MUST reel-to-reel tape release for jazz lovers.

First time on audio tape: Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberg, Egil Johansen, Georg Riedel, Lars Erstrand. It has been regarded as “The Best Jazz Recording of the Century!“ A pawnshop had operated on the site prior to the jazz club. Recorded in December 1976 on two NAGRA IV-S tape recorders, this audiophile recording is a sound audiophile experience. Main microphone was a pair of Neumann U47 in ORTF. On SM900 tapes from the original master tapes under licence.

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Label: 2XHDRE-TB1232
Format: 2xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, Deluxe Numbered Limited Edition, CCIR Eq.
Price: $995.00 USD + Shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Monty Alexander – Love You Madly – Live at Bubba

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Monty Alexander – Love You Madly – Live at Bubba

Monty Alexander – Love You Madly – Live at Bubba

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An essential album for audiophiles: Love You Madly – Live at Bubba’s is a 13-track, 92-minute double album featuring Jazz pianist Monty Alexander. Accompanying Alexander on this spirited live date are bassist Paul Berner (Lionel Hampton Orchestra), drummer Duffy Jackson (Milt Jackson, Benny Carter), and percussionist Robert Thomas, Jr. (Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Carlos Santana).

It feature tracks from Drawn from Alexander’s personal collection, the vigorous, imaginative performances on Love You Madly were recorded at the titular Fort Lauderdale, Florida nightclub on August 6, 1982. The recording engineer was the late Mack Emerman, the legendary founder of Miami’s Criteria Recording Studios, the state-of-the-art facility where the Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, and Aretha Franklin, among many others, had cut some of their biggest hits. The set is pure analogue from original master tapes.

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Label: 2XHDRE-TD1187
Format: 2xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, Deluxe Numbered Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $995.00 USD + Shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Buzz Brass - Holst - The Planets

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Buzz Brass - Holst - The Planets

Buzz Brass - Holst - The Planets

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New Planets discovered! This recording is not to be missed! Excellent Performance and Sonics. Gustav Holst's The Planets for brass quintet and organ expertly performed Melanie Barney and the Buzz Ensemble. In spite of the strong influence of composers from continental Europe in Great Britain, Gustav Holst (1874-1934) developed an entirely original musical style, English if ever there was one, on the fringe of his period's production. By far the best known of all Gustav Holst’s compositions is The Planets, a sequence of seven movements, reflecting the composer’s interest in astrology and the generally attributed qualities of each.

Deluxe limited edition numbered box set: Gustav Holst (1874-1934) The Planets - Arrangement for Brass and Organ. The recording was made using all-analogue, all-tube (Neumann) microphones, electronics, and tape recorder, and encoded onto two SM900 audio tape. Enjoy New Planets On Audio Tape and Happy Listening.

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Label: 2XHDFT-TB1213
Format: 2xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, Deluxe Numbered Limited, CCIR Equalization
Price: $995.00 USD + Shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Bill Evans - Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forests

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Bill Evans - Some Other Time

Bill Evans - Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forests

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2XHD release this album on analog reel to reel tape which has never before been issued. Never before issued 1968 studio album by legendary pianist Bill Evans in the trio, duo and solo settings with jazz greats Eddie Gomez and Jack Dejohnette captured at MPS studios in Villingen, Germany (the Black Forest). The Lost Session From the Black Forest, a previously unknown and extremely rare studio album by the Bill Evans Trio recorded on June 20, 1968, by legendary German jazz producers Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer and Joachim-Ernst Berendt.

Deluxe limited edition numbered box set: Unique studio recording made on June 20, 1968, five days after the Bill Evans Trio’s triumphant performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Only the second album - and the only studio album to feature the Bill Evans Trio with brilliant drummer, Jack DeJohnette, and great bassist and Evans Trio veteran, Eddie Gomez. Original Recording Format: Analoge. The master tape recording sourced from first generation analog recording without any digital corruption. Feel The Warmth - Enjoy Analog Tape and Happy Listening!

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Label: 2XHDRE-TB1044
Format: 2xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, Deluxe Numbered Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $995.00 USD + Shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

2xHD Single Tape Catalogue

Monty Alexander - Love You Madly, Live At Bubba's Vol 1

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Monty Alexander - Love You Madly

Monty Alexander - Love You Madly, Live At Bubba's Vol 1

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The Best Selling Tape Album: Love You Madly, Volume 1 by Jazz Pianist Monty Alexander brings you an Analog Tape edition of some of his performances on this Live Analog Recording. This previously unreleased 1982 Audiophile 24-Track Recording was captured live at the Fort Lauderdale Club Bubba’s by Criteria Recording Studios’ Legendary Founder Mack Emerman. This recording is really important, and documents an underrepresented chapter of Monty’s recording output. It’s Monty with a great band, and the recording has fantastic fidelity. There are incredibly strong performances, with high energy that epitomize Monty at his very best.

Artists: Duffy Jackson, Monty Alexander, Paul Berner, Robert Thomas Jr. Recording location: Bubba's Jazz Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (August 6, 1982). Release Date December 4, 2020. Original Recording Format: Analoge. Your copy will be recorded on a Nagra IV-S 1/4" at 15 ips and the most musical high fidelity analog sound. The master tape recording sourced from first generation analog recording without any digital corruption. Feel The Warmth - Enjoy Analog Tape and Happy Listening!

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Label: 2XHDFT-T1187-1
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Bill Evans - Some Other Time Vol 2

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Bill Evans - Some Other Time

Bill Evans - Some Other Time Vol 2

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Volume 2 of Album by Bill Evans, Eddie Gomez, and Jack DeJohnette. The recordings on this album constitute the material from a June 20th, 1968 session recorded by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer (HGBS) and Joachim-Ernst Brendt in Germany’s Black Forest that was originally intended for release on HGBS’s legendary MPS label but for some reason were never released. This is no ordinary recording. It’s a remarkable document of an under-represented period in the career of one of the icons of Jazz.

2xHD received Positive Feedback’s ‘Best Sounding album of the year’ award for this album two years in a row. The Tape sourced from first generation analog recording without any digital corruption. Feel The Warmth - Enjoy Analog Tape and Happy Listening!

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Label: 2XHDRE-T1044-2
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Bill Evans - Some Other Time Vol 1

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Bill Evans - Some Other Time

Bill Evans - Some Other Time Vol 1

AAA Master Quality Analog Tape

The Best Selling Reel To Reel Tape Album: The recordings on this album constitute the material from a June 20th, 1968 studio session recorded by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer (HGBS) and Joachim-Ernst Brendt in Germany’s Black Forest. This is no ordinary recording. This enthralling Bill Evans session was recorded five days after a famous performance at the 1968 Montreux jazz festival by Evans, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Verve’s Montreux live recording won a Grammy, but this studio session has been in the vaults ever since.

2xHD received Positive Feedback’s ‘Best Sounding album of the year’ award for this album two years in a row. The Tape sourced from first generation analog recording without any digital corruption.

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Label: 2XHDRE-T1044-1
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR or NAB Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Bill Evans - Top of the Gate Vol 1

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Bill Evans - Top of the Gate Vol

Bill Evans - Top of the Gate Vol 1

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You’re about to be transported to October 23, 1968, to Greenwich Village in New York City. Jazz in the 1960s was one of the music’s greatest eras, and thanks to a gentleman named George Klabin, we have this important document of one of its leading talents.

This newly remastered and revitalized album of the Bill Evans Trio, one of Jazz’s greatest trios, is now available on reel tape. This is the only Bill Evans recording from The Village Gate ever released, offering listeners a table at the front of the stage for a stellar performance by one of jazz’s greatest trios.

Mixed directly on two-track analog tracks, the absolute best sounding format. For the recording on this tape, the original 1/4" 15 ips NAB or CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified wtih high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier. Pure analog master quality reel tape copy.

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Label: 2XHDRE-T1052-1
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR or NAB Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Trio De Curda - Libertango

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Trio De Curda - Libertango

Trio De Curda - Libertango

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An essential release on reel to reel tape for audiophiles: The wonderful Trio de Curda performs a program of Tango and Latin music, built around Astor Piazzolla’s monumental “Libertango”, which gives this album its name.

Pure analogue recording, mixing and mastering, analogue AAA reel to reel tape production. The clarity of the reel to reel tape production is very evident in the excellent recordings, if you’re a lover of jazz, this is certainly an album you’ll wish to add to your collection! Recorded “off-the-floor” on 1/4″ Analog Tape on a Nagra IV-S Tape Recorder in CCIR eq curve, with no overdubs and no editing. This is a wonderful, spontaneous, direct recording by René Laflamme at L’Église St-Jean Baptiste in Montreal on October 28, 2019. Only one Neumann Stereo Tube Microphone (SM69) was used in the Pure Blumlein microphone technique. Extremely Limited Quantities. Master quality reel tape recorded each tape one at a time, to 1/4" half-track stereo, at 15ips IEC.

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Label: 2XHDFT-T1182
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR or NAB Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

The L.A. Network - Dave Brubeck Redux

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Dave Brubeck Redux ‎– The L.A. Network

The L.A. Network - Dave Brubeck Redux

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An essential release on reel to reel tape for audiophiles: The L.A. Network project was born as a collaboration between two veteran recording engineers and producers – 2xHD’s president André Perry and Resonance Records’ president George Klabin – with the idea of creating a high-end rendition of Dave Brubeck’s most memorable compositions.

Perry and Klabin have collaborated on many projects over the last 5 years, including high-res remastering of famous albums by Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Jaco Pastorius, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Horn, and others.

The Dave Brubeck Redux album is the first of a projected series of audiophile L.A. Network recordings which will be performed by various musicians. Dave Brubeck Redux was recorded ‘off-the-floor’ to 2 Track Analog Tape at 15 ips, using the purest audiophile analog techniques, capturing the energy and joy of three brilliant young musicians playing together as one, seizing the well-known compositions and making them freshly their own.

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Label: 2XHDRE-T1162
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

The L.A. Network - Ella On Our Mind

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The L. A. Network - Ella On Our Mind

The L. A. Network - Ella On Our Mind

AAA Master Quality Analog Tape

An essential release on reel to reel tape for audiophiles: Ella On Our Mind is the second release by The L.A. Network from 2xHD Mastering and Resonance Records. As with the L.A. Network’s first release, this is a new Analog Jazz Recording.

Feel The Warmth - Recorded 'off-the-floor' in 2 tracks at 15 ips with no overdubs or edits, with the purest audiophile analog techniques, this recording of Ella favourites captures the dynamics of singer musicians Aubrey Logan and Bill Cantos and friends from the L.A. Network's outstanding pool of jazz musicians and singers. Ella On Our Mind is the second of a series of audiophile L.A. Network recordings.

Your copy will be recorded on a Nagra IV-S 1/4" at 15 ips and the most musical high fidelity analog sound. The Tape sourced from first generation analog recording without any digital corruption. Pure analogue recording, mixing and mastering, analogue AAA reel to reel tape production. The clarity of the reel to reel tape production is very evident in the excellent recordings, if you’re a lover of jazz, this is certainly an album you’ll wish to add to your collection!

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Label: 2XHDRE-T1168
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15ips, ¼", 2-Track, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 2

AAA Master Quality Analog Tape

The L. A. Network - Ella On Our Mind

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 2

AAA Master Quality Analog Tape

The Best Selling Reel To Reel Tape Album: From the worlds of jazz, blues, percussion ensembles, world music and classical music, this is a special compilation of analog audiophile recordings at their best, with emphasis on great sound. "This album is stunning to say the least. A reference level stuff! Do not miss this release when it's up for grabs. It really shows what a high-end system is capable or lack of!

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For the recording on this tape, the original 1/4" 15ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cables from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier. The Nagra T, with its four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head, is one of the best transports ever made. A custom-built carbon fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD Fusion to obtain more transparency and better 3D imaging. Your copy was recorded on a Nagra IV-S 1/4" at 15ips.
Feel The Warmth!

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Label: 2XHDFT-T1167
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 1

AAA Master Quality Analog Tape

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol. 1

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 1

AAA Master Quality Analog Tape

The Best Selling Tape Album: This is a special compilation of analog audiophile recordings at their best, with an emphasis on execution and great sound. It is a must for the audiophile enthusiast. Mixed directly on two-track analog tracks, the absolute best sounding format.

The tracks on the album feature a variety of musical genres including Jazz, Blues, Movies, Percussion Ensemble, Vocals, Soloists, World Music, and Classical Music. Featured artists on the album include The Frederic Alaire Trio, Art Johnson & Frederic Alaire, Jongieur de la Mandragore, Katjar Percussion Ensemble, The L.A. Network, Muscicus Percussion Ensemble, Marie Saint Onge, and Sonny Boy Williamson.

From the worlds of movies, blues, percussion ensembles, world music & jazz, this is a special compilation of analog audiophile recordings at their best, with emphasis on execution and great sound. A must for the reel-to-reel enthusiast.

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Label: 2XHDFT-T1143-1
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Piltch & Davis - Take One

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Piltch & Davis - Take One

Piltch & Davis - Take One

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This truly and personal acoustic Jazz Album was recorded off the floor on analog 1/2" tape at 30IPS, non-Dolby, with no overdubs - a wonderful spontaneous fusion of spirit. The David Piltch and Aaron Davis duo has been appreciated by audiophiles since their early 90s performance as part of the Holly Cole Trio in the classic albums; Don't Smoke in Bed and Girl Talk.

Whether playing simply as a duo, with Davis on piano and Piltch on acoustic bass, or with the occasional guest on some tracks, their dedication to the ‘spirit of ensemble music’ is palpable recorded in analog and the most musical high fidelity analog sound. Piltch and Davis composed most of these tunes, either individually or together; the album is rounded out with a Steve Earle cover, Kirsty MacColl’s Last Day of Summer and the traditional folk song Black Is the Color (Of My True Love’s Hair). Available On Reel To Reel For The First Time!

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Label: 2XHDAR-T1036
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Salt City Six - Plays the Classics in Dixieland

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Salt City Six Plays the Classics in Dixieland

Salt City Six - Plays the Classics in Dixieland

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Recorded live in 1963 at the Penn Sheraton’s River Boat Room in Pittsburgh, PA, this extremely rare recording of the Salt City Six plays the Classics in Dixieland was long a favorite of Harry Person of The Absolute Sound. As this six-man ensemble is going to deliver the William Tell overture, Granada, El Capitan (which is great), ah, so pure, and New Orleans like you’ve never heard before…cooking! This way-fun album is unquestionably a classic, and this is its finest incarnation, ready for your listening room.

The Salt City Six - When you put this on, close the doors and windows, and post a sign outside: do not disturb until the music stops - The Management.

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Label: 2XHDJA-T1163
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

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Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

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The Best Classical Album On Reel Audo Tape: Orchestre Mondial des Jeunesses Musicales - This recording of the World Orchestra of Jeunesse Musicales was produced during the latter’s stay in Canada on the occasion of the 21st Olympiad held in Montreal in the summer of 1976. The Orchestra took part in the official opening of the games. Classical Music On Tape: Mussorgsky’s stunning suite was written in honour of a painter friend and was inspired by a visit to an art exhibition. Each of the movements represents one of the drawings or artworks on display.
The depth and timbre in the sound of this recording of the Ravel orchestration was fully captured by the use of only two omnidirectional mics on 1/4" analog tape at 15 ips. Producer: Andre Clerk, Jean de La Durantaye and Recording Engineer: Jean de La durantaye. For the mastering of this recording on reel to reel tape, the original 1/2”, 30ips NAB master tape was played on a modified TELEFUNKEN M15 Tape recorder with SAKI head, using a hi-end tube preamplifier with OCC silver cables.

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Label: 2XHDJD-T1035
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days.

Buddy Tate, Harry Edison - I Cried For You

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Buddy Tate, Harry Edison - I Cried For You

Buddy Tate, Harry Edison - I Cried For You

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Must-Have Album On Reel Audio Tape: One of the more individual tenors to emerge from the swing era, the distinctive Buddy Tate came to fame as Herschel Evans’ replacement with Count Basie’s Orchestra. Recorded at New Orleans Jazzclub Scheveningen Holland a beautiful partnership between one of the most individual tenors from the swing era the distinctive Buddy Tate, and the always swinging Harry “Sweets” Edison, who got the most mileage out of a single note and is immediately recognizable within a note or two for his long-used repetition and simplicity.

Harry «Sweets» Edison got the most mileage out of a single note, like his former boss Count Basie. Edison, immediately recognizable within a note or two, long used repetition and simplicity to his advantage while always swinging. He played in local bands in Columbus and then in 1933 joined the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra. Mixed directly on two-track analog tracks, the absolute best sounding format. The transfer is made to the best magnetic tape on the market today, Recording the master, SM900. This tape has the best Print-through protection and longest storage life. Pure analog recording on reel tape and must have in your library!

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Label: 2XHDJA-T1144
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR or NAB Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days.

Shirley Horn - Softly

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Shirley Horn - Softly

Shirley Horn - Softly

AAA Master Quality Analog Tape

The reflective mood of this album captures the late-night intimacy of the recording sessions. Shirley Horn’s performances here, surrounded by devoted friends, protected from the time-is-money anxiety and clinical ambiance of commercial recording studios, is more introspective and emotionally intense than anything she has recorded to date.

The lady is really amazingly on target with her approach to every tune she had chosen to perform in this album. Seldom will a recording session yield only indispensable tracks. This Shirley Horn studio visit did. For the recording on this tape, the original 1/2″ 15 ips NAB or CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cables from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier. Pure analog tape recording On SM900 reel audio tape from the the original master tape.

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Label: 2XHDJA-T1140
Format: 1xReel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR or NAB Equalization
Price: $500.00 USD + shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

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Bill Evans ‘Some Other Time’ - The Lost Session From The Black Forest

AAA Audiophile 200g 45rpm Double LP

Bill Evans Some Other Time - The Lost Session From The Black Forest

Bill Evans ‘Some Other Time’ - The Lost Session From The Black Forest

AAA Audiophile 200g 45rpm Double LP

For the first time this album was mastered in all analog (AAA), from the original analog master. Mastered at 2xHD Mastering lab and cut at Bernie Grundman at 45 RPM.

Newly unearthed studio session from the iconic pianist Bill Evans,' Some Other Time: The Lost Session from The Black Forest' is a landmark discovery for jazz listeners around the world. This Bill Evans trio session was recorded on June 20, 1968, nearly 10 years after the legendary Kind of Blue sessions with Miles Davis, and five days after the famous live performance at the 1968 Montreux Jazz Festival, which was released on Verve and won a Grammy. This is the only studio album recorded of this trio and features Evans in trio, duo and solo configurations with jazz greats bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette.

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Label: 2xHDFT-V1044
Format: 2xVinyl, 45RPM, Deluxe, 200gr
Price: $115.95 USD + Shipping
Availability: On Demand, shipped typically 5-7 days

Arne Domnérus - Jazz at the Pawnshop - Vinyl

AAA Audiophile 200g 33rpm Double LP

Jazz at the Pawnshop Deluxe Edition 200g 2LP

Arne Domnérus - Jazz at the Pawnshop - Vinyl

AAA Audiophile 200g 33rpm Double LP

The Best Jazz Recording of the Century: Jazz at the Pawnshop is a multi-session recording made by Swedish sound engineer Gert Palmcrantz on December 6-7, 1976, at Jazzpuben Stampen (Pawnshop) in Stockholm, Sweden. A pawnshop had operated on the site prior to the jazz club. Proprius Records founder Jacob Boethius produced the album, and it has been issued several times under multiple labels and formats. The album is regarded by many audiophiles as one of the best jazz recordings of the 20th Century.

Jazz At The Pawnshop, recorded at Stampen jazzclub in Stockholm on December 14-15, 1976, has been regarded as "The Best Jazz Recording of the Century!" Most audiophiles all over the world should have already be in possession of one. Its musical artistry and sonic excellence have few peers.

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Label: 2xHDFT-V1232
Format: 2xVinyl, 33RPM, Deluxe Edition, 200g
Price: $105.95 USD + Shipping
Availability: Pre-order, Coming In March 2023

Various - The Nagra 70th Anniversary Edition Vinyl

High-Quality 45RPM Double Vinyl

Nagra 70th Anniversary On Vinyl

Various - The Nagra 70th Anniversary Edition Vinyl

High-Quality 45RPM Double Vinyl

The Swiss brand Nagra is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a special double album on vinyl, sourced from analog master tapes. The The Nagra 70th Anniversary 45 RPM double album on vinyl combines perfectly well with the record player launched by the manufacturer last year. All tracks are mastered at 2xHD, obviously using Nagra equipment. From Original Master Tapes: The Nagra 70th Anniversary - Various Artists - NEW LP Record Double Album - 45 RPM Speed. An essential album for audiophiles: Mastered at 2xHD Fusion on Nagra equipment and cut at famed Bernie Grundman Mastering, the set is pure analogue from original master tapes. To say that they are stunning is an understatement.

The LP’s feature tracks from Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong, Monty Alexander and Buddy Tate along with some audiophile tracks recorded on the Nagra IV-S tape machine. Cut by Bernie Grundman Mastering, a purely analog album was thus created, pulled from equally analog master tapes. Audiophile Quality Vinyl. Recording Engineer: Rene Laflamme. AAA Vinyl (All-Analog Recording, Mixing & Mastering).

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Label: 2xHDFT-V1223
Format: 2xVinyl, 45RPM, 200gram, Limited, Stereo
Price: $105.95 USD + Shipping
Availability: In stock, shipped within 2 days

Trio de Curda – Liber Tango

Audiophile High-Quality Vinyl

Trio de Curda – Liber Tango On Vinyl

Trio de Curda – Liber Tango!

Audiophile High-Quality Vinyl

Release Original Recording Format: Analog! The Trio de Curda performs a program of Tango and Latin music, built around Astor Piazzolla’s monumental “Libertango”, which gives this album its name. An essential album for audiophiles: The wonderful Trio de Curda performs a program of Tango and Latin music, built around Astor Piazzolla’s monumental “Libertango”, which gives this album its name.

Audiophile Quality Vinyl: The wonderful Trio de Curda performs a program of Tango and Latin music, built around Astor Piazzolla’s monumental “Libertango”, which gives this album its name. Recorded “off-the-floor” on 1/4″ Analog Tape on a Nagra IV-S Tape Recorder in CCIR eq curve, with no overdubs and no editing. This is a wonderful, spontaneous, direct recording by René Laflamme at L’Église St-Jean Baptiste in Montreal on October 28, 2019. Only one Neumann Stereo Tube Microphone (SM69) was used in the Pure Blumlein microphone technique. Recording Engineer: Rene Laflamme

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Label: 2XHDFT-LP1182
Format: 1xVinyl, Stereo, High-Quality
Price: £45.95 + Shipping
Availability: In stock, shipped within 2 days.

Robert Len - Help!

Audiophile High-Quality CD

CD - Robert Len - Help!

Robert Len - Help!

Audiophile High-Quality CD

Audiophile Quality CD: Multi-instrumentalist/composer Robert Len returns with a new album in his modern, musical journey on the theme of Mother Earth. The albums highlight musical influences from the worlds of jazz, classical, orchestral, and new age are fused in a profoundly deep melodic voyage. Close your eyes and let yourself be transported and enveloped by love and tenderness.

All Instruments Played by Robert Len: Acoustic, Classical and Electric Guitars, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, Native American Drum, Triangle, Moseno, Dudek, Handpan, Floor Tom with Brushes, Shekere, Low Whistle, Tar, Chajchas, Wind, Derbouka, Shaker ......... Composers: Carlile, Cobb, Hanseroth, Len, Ravel, Rodrigo, Simon, Telson. Audiophile sound experience.

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Label: 2XHD-RL1198
Format: CD, Stereo, High-Quality
Price: £19.95 + Shipping
Availability: In stock, shipped within 2 days.

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 1

Audiophile High-Quality CD

CD Audiophile Analog Collection

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 1

Audiophile High-Quality CD

Audiophile Quality CD: Exceptional Audiophile Sound! From the worlds of movies, blues, percussion ensembles, world music & jazz, this is a special compilation of analog audiophile recordings at their best, with emphasis on execution and great sound. Mastering Engineer: Rene Laflamme at the 2xHD Mastering Lab. The album has received high praise and entered the ranks of the Top Sellers!

Awards - High Fidelity Best Recording 2020. Featured artists on the album include The Frederic Alaire Trio, Art Johnson & Frederic Alaire, Jongieur de la Mandragore, Katjar Percussion Ensemble, The L.A. Network, Muscicus Percussion Ensemble, Marie Saint Onge, and Sonny Boy Williamson. A must for the high-end audio enthusiast.

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Label: 2XHDFT-C1143
Format: Audiophile CD, Stereo, High-Quality
Price: £19.95 + Shipping
Availability: In stock, shipped within 2 days.

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 2

Audiophile High-Quality CD

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 2

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 2

Audiophile High-Quality CD

Audiophile Quality CD: From the worlds of jazz, blues, percussion ensembles, world music and classical music, this is a special compilation of analog audiophile recordings at their best, with emphasis on great sound. "This album is stunning to say the least. A reference level stuff! Do not miss this release when it's up for grabs. It really shows what a high-end system is capable or lack of!

Audiophile sound experience. From the worlds of Jazz, Blues, Percussion Ensembles, World Music, and Classical Music comes Audiophile Analog Collection, Volume 2. The album features performances by the Marc Vallee Trio, Trio de Curda, Monique Page & Regis Rousseau, Sonny Boy Williamson, Doreen Smith & Bobby Troup, Frederic Alarie & Eric Chappell, Raymond Daveluy, and the Orchestre Mondial conducted by Pierre Hetu.
- Feel The Warmth!

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Label: 2XHDFT-C1167
Format: Audiophile CD, Stereo, Limited Edition
Price: £19.95 + Shipping
Availability: In stock, shipped within 2 days.

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 1

Audiophile High-Quality Vinyl

Audiophile Analog Collection

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 1

Audiophile High-Quality Vinyl

Audiophile Quality Vinyl: Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings - Exceptional Audiophile Sound! From the worlds of movies, blues, percussion ensembles, world music & jazz, this is a special compilation of analog audiophile recordings at their best, with emphasis on execution and great sound. A must for the reel-to-reel enthusiast. Vinyl Record from 2xHD guarantees that ultimate quality is preserved from the original master in contrast to vinyl albums, CDs or other formats. Mastering Engineer: Rene Laflamme at the 2xHD Mastering Lab.

René Laflamme has again prepared something special! Here is the pressing by Quality Record Pressings of the first all Analog 2xHD Fidelio vinyl sampler with recording done on the Nagra IV-S or NagraT.

2xHD Best Recording

Featured artists on the album include The Frederic Alaire Trio, Art Johnson & Frederic Alaire, Jongieur de la Mandragore, Katjar Percussion Ensemble, The L.A. Network, Muscicus Percussion Ensemble, Marie Saint Onge, and Sonny Boy Williamson.

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Label: 2XHDFT-V1143
Format: 1xVinyl, LP, Stereo, High-Quality LP, 180g
Price: £45.95 + Shipping
Availability: In stock, shipped within 2 days.

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 2

Audiophile High-Quality Vinyl

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol2

Audiophile Analog Collection Vol 2

Audiophile High-Quality Vinyl

Audiophile Quality Vinyl: This is a special compilation of analog audiophile recordings at their best, with an emphasis on execution and great sound. It is a must for the audiophile enthusiast. On Audiophile Vinyl LP now the worlds of jazz, blues, percussion ensembles, world music and classical music, this is a special compilation of analog audiophile recordings at their best, with emphasis on great sound. "This album is stunning to say the least. A reference level stuff! Do not miss this release when it's up for grabs. It really shows what a high-end system is capable or lack of!

The album features performances by the Marc Vallee Trio, Trio de Curda, Monique Page & Regis Rousseau, Sonny Boy Williamson, Doreen Smith & Bobby Troup, Frederic Alarie & Eric Chappell, Raymond Daveluy, and the Orchestre Mondial conducted by Pierre Hetu.

2xHD Best Recording

The tape copy will be recorded on a Nagra IV-S 1/4" at 15IPS and the most musical high fidelity analog sound.
Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings! Available On Audiophile Vinyl LP For The First Time - Feel The Warmth!

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Label: 2XHDFT-V1167
Format: 1xVinyl, LP, Stereo, High-Quality LP, 180g
Price: £45.95 + Shipping
Availability: In stock, shipped within 2 days.

RTM Tapes

Where to buy music on reel-to-reel tape today?

OpenReelToReel Hub is passionate about the sound quality of the analogue tape, we stock the very best audiophile-grade records and have probably the largest music on reel-to-reel tape stockholding in the UK and Europe.

Analog Fidelity Sound: Desirable for discerning audiophile listeners. OpenReelToReel Hub is happy to offer analogue recordings from trusted recording studios allies, labels and independent musicians.

The Music On Reel-To-Reel Tape: The master tape duplication copy is a handmade product in real-time, by sound engineers and studio professionals with today's technology advantages: greater dynamic range, especially at frequency extremes; minimal signal processing; and unsurpassed richness and realism - it's the closest to hearing the music on master tape copy.

Are you ready for the move to open-reel perfection? Magnetic Tape and the Emergence of High-Fidelity Recording. Each copy is transferred in real-time, using studio-level reel-to-reel tape recorders on the freshly made RTM audiotape. Production of audiotapes is a very time-consuming process, so each label usually can only release a new album in batches.

Customer Services: We are based in London as the UK and European distributor for many recording labels and carries the finest music on reel-to-reel tape releases from original master tape enjoyed by audiophiles today. OpenReelToReel team pride itself on giving exceptional bespoke customer service, keeping the customer informed about new release and music on different audio formats, and making sure that purchases arrive exactly as expected. OpenReelToReel Hub cannot be responsible for any damage resulting from customer tape handling or defective machine.

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